If you are too conscious of tastes but not-so-great at cooking then you must be looking forward to a little help with preparing some of the best, delicious recipes out there. And it is quite common, so you shouldn’t really feel bad about it. There are lots and lots of recipe apps available these days that can really make things easy for you to turn yourself into an expert chef.

These apps offer extreme assistance and detailed guides to help satisfy your cravings with some of the most delicious cuisines. Let’s take a look at top 5 options available to iOS users.

Best Recipe Apps


Paprika is a perfect recipe app for iOS that not just organizes and saves recipes for you but also plans your weekly menus as well as sets up your shopping lists. The chefs at Paprika bring the best recipes through this app and the app makes it possible for you to log them and organize them according to your own personal tastes. As soon as you come across something that you like,

the app will offer full assistance to plan your weekly menus along with creating your shopping lists according to the dishes that you’re planning for the next week. Everything is also accessible when you are offline. This feature turns out to be quite helpful if you plan on bringing your tablet or mobile with you to the shop and don’t have internet access to check out what you need to buy. Paprika is a paid app that comes for $4.99 for tablets and phones.


If you’re a master chef, you really need Pepperplate on your apps list. The recipe apps have been designed specifically for those who want to take cooking as their profession. However, if you’re a housewife and want to prepare new dishes for your family every now and then, you can still use this app.

It’s a great app for preparing multiple dishes at a time using built-in timer. Instead of giving you access to a large database giving you recipe ideas, it serves you more as your organizational tool if you already have lots of recipes that you can choose from.

The app even allows you to add URLs from favorite blogs and sites for creating your weakly plans. Your recipes can also be tailored to seven portion sizes and you can add notes to every single one of them so that you can remember later.


Yet another one for serious chefs, SideChef helps you learn how you can cook the most scrumptious of dishes. SideChef is your ultimate kitchen companion. The recipe apps offer some simple and straightforward instructions guiding you step by step through every recipe. There are photos, videos, voice commands and everything else that can help you make your learning experience go like a breeze.

No matter what your level may be, SideChef makes it easy and fun for you to start cooking. There are built-in timers that allow you to focus on what you are cooking and also enable you to make searches according to any dietary requirements, preferred cuisines, ingredients, etc. SideChef doesn’t just cover sides, desserts, and mains but also features some of the best drink recipes giving you all for a perfect dinner party.


If you’re not a good reader, Appetites gives you step by step videos to teach you exactly how you can prepare your delicious meals. The iOS app gives you more than 200 videos that are created by expert chefs at Appetites to teach you how you can prepare the best dishes to be it chicken sausage or shrimp scampi or just about anything else.

The chefs have narrated the videos themselves so you can really expect them to be perfect. The videos are just perfect for beginners as they are meant to make you an expert from the point when you are just starting out.

The app also allows you to buy some ingredients from within the app and everything will be delivered to you at your doorstep.


Yummly is a wonderful app that suggests amazing recipes according to your personal likes and dislikes. As you launch the app, you will be able to find recipes through particular filters such as taste, cuisine, allergy, cook time and diet. The app aggregates most of these recipe apps from popular food blogs.

Once you have used the app for some time, the app starts remembering your choices from the past and decides what type of meals are your favorites and then it recommends you new stuff accordingly. The easy navigation through the app also makes it a personal favorite for many. Above all, it’s a free app.

So, if you are interested in learning cooking or to get recommendations on your meals, try any of the above apps. The best thing is that all of them are the top providers and are regularly updated. The next update is expected, probably, after Apple Event 2018 when Apple will introduce new updates to the iOS and new iPhone models will be revealed.

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